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Local Organizations Partner to Plan Community Celebrations Honoring 25th Anniversary of the ADA

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July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990 are taking place across the nation including in Wisconsin. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those …

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Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) Announces New Executive Director

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The ERI Board of Directors is pleased and excited to announce that Beth Wroblewski will be the new Executive Director of Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) in Madison. After a thorough national search involving over three dozen candidates, ERI Board of Directors President Dale Hopkins announced the hiring of Beth Wroblewski to lead the organization. Wroblewski has worked in long-term care …

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Wisconsin Promise Connects Youth with Opportunities

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Have you heard about Wisconsin Promise? Wisconsin is one of six sites participating in the US Department of Education’s demonstration of a promising path to success for youth receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Wisconsin Promise will help youth and their families meet their school and work goals in order to better their income and financial stability reducing poverty. Wisconsin Promise …

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Anna Works: Let’s talk about employment, empowerment, and disability

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We have a new member of our staff at ERI, Anna Gouker. Anna is passionate about employment and empowering people with disabilities. And this is something Anna knows a little bit about. Not only does she hold a Master’s of Science degree in Rehabilitation Psychology from UW-Madison, but prior to joining the ERI team, Anna gained experience in counseling and …

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10 Helpful Personal Money Management Resources

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Here’s a question you may be asked as a professional providing services to people with disabilities. What tools and resources are available to support or assist people in improving their personal finances? Here are a few to check out and bookmark to your resource lists. America Saves (Online) Dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Asset …

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Ask Ben

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Ben Spec, a world renowned, international benefits specialist for people with disabilities, combines his love of travel with his passion for benefits counseling. It’s not all champagne, ocean breezes, and jet-setting for Ben! No matter where he lands, Ben’s ready and willing to offer his expertise on how benefits decisions change a person’s life. Ben’s all about living life to …

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Jess Reed combines life events, graduate work to assist others with disabilities

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Source: from the Disability Advocate UW-Madison, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education profile of Jess Reed, a Benefits Specialist, at Employment Resources, Inc. Jess Reed knows first-hand the difference quality disability resources and services can have on one’s life. She was diagnosed with depression as a child, developed bipolar disorder as a young adult and fibromyalgia just more than …

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Social Security Meet and Greet

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ERI was pleased to be invited and participate in a “Meet and Greet” with the Madison Social Security office on Friday, May 9. For over 20 years, ERI has worked collaboratively with the Madison Social Security office staff to serve and assist their beneficiaries with understanding and managing their benefits while working and most recently through the disability benefit application …

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Jolin Mitchel Receives Circle of Hope Award

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Community Partnerships of Madison, recently presented ERI’s Community Benefits Specialist, Jolin Mitchel, with a Circle of Hope Award at their annual Circle of Hope benefit on April 19, 2014. This award is given to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated leadership in advancing awareness of mental health through their involvement and advocacy with the community. In addition, award recipients have shown …